Rey Hernandez-Julian (Metropolitan State College of Denver) and Kurt W. Rotthoff (Seton Hall): Are Big-Time Sports a Threat to Student Achievement? Another Look at the Differences between Men and Women. Mary Anne Franks (Miami): How to Feel Like a Woman, or, Why Punishment Is a Drag. Valorie K. Vojdik (Tennessee): Sexual Violence Against Men and Women in War: A Masculinities Approach. From the latest issue of the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, Kyungok Sim (SUNY-Albany): The Relationship between Sex-typical Body Shape and Quality Indicators. Lily Hiott-Millis on the gender book everyone should read. Are women better babysitters? Surveys show that people trust women more than men as caregivers. Until men are also expected to take time away from work to be with children, workers of both genders face a vicious cycle. Richard Dorment on why men still can’t have it all. What men want, America delivers: From Robin Thicke's latest songs to abortion restrictions around the country, America's all about men's desires. Women worldwide know less about politics than men (and a response). What stereotypes do Europeans of today hold about men and women's intuition? Andrew Hartman on masculinity and the culture wars. Connecting on Wall Street: Are male and female financial analysts evaluated on the basis of different criteria?


Hendrik Pekarek (Humboldt): Germany's Circumcision Indecision: Anti-Semitism or Legalism? From The Economist, a special report on the Arab spring. South Sudan's 2nd birthday: Two years after independence, world's newest nation still struggling with growing pains. The war of the words: How Republicans and Democrats use language. Revising your writing again? Blame the Modernists — Craig Fehrman on how self-editing became the first commandment of literature. Are some problems too big for democracy? David Berreby wonders. Hedge funds can now advertise — Dan Primack on what it really means. Joshua Keating on CNN and the Problem with the “Egypt or Trayvon” question. Samantha Allen on CounterPunch and the war on the transgendered: Regarding anti-trans rhetoric as legitimate erases the experiences of an entire class of people. These anti-abortion bills are outrageous, but do any have a real shot at being held up in court? Juan Cole on why Aljazeera’s conspiracy theory about Obama and Egypt is brainless mush. Stephen Moss on AD Harvey, the man behind the great Dickens and Dostoevsky hoax. The incredible position of many conservatives is that the government should be handing out money to people because they run a farm, but should not hand out money to people who happen to be poor. Greg Sargent on sabotage governing. Welcome to the most boring news event ever.


Massimo Fichera (Helsinki): Schmitt and the New World Order: A View from Europe. Susanna Mancini (Bologna): The Tempting of Europe, the Political Seduction of the Cross. David Edward (Edinburgh): The Moral Case for Europe. Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen (Copenhagen): Welfare States and Social Europe. Ozgur Yalcın (METU): Social Policy in European Union: Is There Any Welfare State? Joanna Diane Caytas (Columbia): Karl Popper and Conspiracy Theories in Polish Political Thought. The introduction to Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy. David Auerbach reviews The Crisis of the European Mind: 1680-1715 by Paul Hazard. Pavlos Eleftheriadis reviews Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas. From DRB, does Europe exist? Enda O’Doherty wonders. An elusive dream: While Americans have always rallied around their country in times of crisis, Europeans have abandoned the dream of a united Europe. Jason Farago on why the European Union is still worth celebrating (really) — if only for the fall of cultural barriers. Behind the flag-waving, there are hints of hesitation among Europe’s nationalists. Lessons from Lagarde: The IMF makes clear that the euro zone as a whole needs reform. Andrew Watt on why Left-wing advocates of an end to the single currency are wrong. Richard Sicotte reviews Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth Century History by Michael B. Miller.

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